Posts Tagged: Job Search

Answering the Question: Why Are You Leaving Your Current Position?

Most job seekers understand that honesty is the best policy when answering interview questions. However, when it comes to why you want to leave your current position, telling the whole truth may not be ideal if it causes you to speak negatively of your manager or employer. This means you have to answer this question… Read More »

How to Include Social Media into Your Job Search Strategy

While social media initially began as a means to connect with others on a personal level, the technology quickly became a powerful tool for job seekers. After the advent of LinkedIn, more professionals began turning to these platforms to connect, allowing them to reach out to other professionals and potential employers to assist with finding… Read More »

It is Job Shadow Day at Career Options, Inc.!

Thank you to Nicole Gess who selected Career Options for her job shadow project! She is currently an Administrative Professional student at the Fox Valley Technical College. Here, Lori Eaton, is showing our mail room and postage process. Great luck, Nicole… you are bright, upbeat and professional! If you are looking to job shadow, here… Read More »

Suggestions for Starting your New Job

We often talk about ideas for resume writing, interview tips, or negotiating a new position.  However, I read a very good article today by Mike Profita which offers 20 tips for when you start a new job.  These are practical and straight forward and most can be used for a variety of jobs, whether you are in shipping/receiving,… Read More »

Hiring Plans for 2nd Quarter 2016

I just read this article from Staffing Industry Analysts on March 8, 2016 and it highlights the hiring projections for second quarter.  ManpowerGroup Inc participated in the survey and they shared their results. Q2 hiring plans for US relatively stable; 22% plan staff increases March 08 2016   US employers report second-quarter hiring plans are relatively… Read More »